The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"The Case of the Belligerent Ghost"
Originally aired November 15, 1954.
Watson is quite flustered after a man in distress dies in his care...only to find himself attacked by the very same dead man on Watson's way back home to Baker Street! So what does this have to do with daVinci's "Madonna on the Rocks" painting allegedly being stolen?
Enjoyable, well-made episode, actually left me guessing for much of the episode. Somebody once called this series "Sherlock Holmes-lite", which sums it up, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
October 16, 2011 Subject:
Enjoyable! Liked this version of Watson
Nice story and really liked this version of Watson, so likeable. Holmes was good, although not the most engaging Holmes. The humor was fun and loved the ghost,not a ghost plot. Great download!
February 26, 2009 Subject:
Classic TV - A must for Holmes Fans
this site introduced me to Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and I shall be for ever grateful. After watching the six episodes available here, I treated myself to all 37 episodes made on a DVD collection!!
The TV series was never shown in the UK until a few years ago when a satellite channel called Bonanza continually repeated 8 episodes on a daily basis before going bust, They have recently reappeared as the Young@heart channel, repeating the same 8 episodes.
Howard is excellent as Holmes and his Dr Watson is almost as funny as Nigel Bruce was with Basil Rathbone. Archie Duncan (Little John from the 50s British Robin Hood TV series) plays a brilliant, if somewhat grumpy, Inspector Lestrade. The story lines are a little stilted and very dated but all in all, these shows are television history at its best.
Written by Charles Early
Produced and Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Ronald Howard ............. Sherlock Holmes
Howard Marion-Crawford .... Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Archie Duncan ............. Inspector Lestrade
Lou Van Burg .............. Van Bentham
Gertrude Flynn ............ Maggie Blake (landlady)
Cecil Brock ............... Bobby (Constable Hawkin